Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot praises a young fan for “breaking gender stereotypes”

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Actress Gal Gadot wants us all to ignore gender stereotypes in 2018. 

Female superheroes are being given our full attention this year. From Supergirl to Batwoman, the screen is (finally) set to be lit with fierce femininity.

And if Gal Gadot, has anything to do with it, then female superheroes, like Wonder Woman, will be claimed by many as an inspiration - including boys.

So when a mother, based in America, expressed concern in an online article over her five-year-old son wearing a Wonder Woman-themed backpack for the first day of Kindergarten, Gadot stepped in.

Taking to Twitter, Gadot shared the online story with her followers, praising Alicea for “breaking gender stereotypes”.

“Just read this article about breaking gender stereotypes by Katie Alicea. Such an important topic and something I believe in strongly. I hope Issac wore the crown and his WW backpack proudly to school.”

In the article, Alicea explained that during a recent shopping trip she had told her son, Isaac that he could pick any backpack he wanted. He opted for a Wonder Woman one – and it even included a gold crown.

“I’ll be honest, my first response to him was, ‘Are you sure?’ Without skipping a beat, he replied, ‘Yes, I looked at all of them and I love superheroes the MOST and this Wonder Woman backpack is my favourite!’” Alicea wrote. “I asked if he was sure, not because the backpack bothered me, but because I imagined Isaac being made fun of at a new school when he has been so desperate to make new friends.”

She continued her post with, “The truth is, if I start to worry about what the world thinks, Isaac will start to worry too and I don’t want that. Isaac is a world-changer and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for the coolest kid I know.”

We salute you.

You can read Katie Alicea’s full story here.

Images: Getty